Green River Plant

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In January 2009, Southern California Edison (SCE) presented a proposal to the Utah state trust lands agency to build a $2.5 billion "clean-coal" power plant on federal land near Green River, Emery County. SCE also proposed leasing nearby state-owned land for a carbon waste storage operation.

According to the Sierra Club, the power company was seeking a $200 million Department of Energy grant, and proposed to pipe the captured carbon dioxide to a nearby sequestration facility that would pump the gas into underground saltwater aquifers.[1]

In November 2010, the Sierra Club reported that the developers failed to receive the DOE grant. In addition, Southern California Edison's request for a rate increase the partially fund the project had been denied by the California Public Utilities Commission. The Sierra Club concluded that the project was highly unlikely to move forward.[2]

Project Details

Sponsor: Southern California Edison
Location: Green River, Emery County UT
Capacity: 500 MW
Type:
Projected in service: TBD
Status: Unlikely to move forward[3]

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References

  1. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed May 2009. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)
  2. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed January 2011. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)
  3. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed January 2011. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)

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